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British Cemetery

British Cemetery Road, Ocracoke, NC
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Neat little place tucked away

We enjoy history, so we always research places before visiting. Not too far of the beaten path and... read more

Reviewed 22 December 2017
nursenyce
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Pennsylvania
History

It always amazes me about history. Go by here and check out some your country's History you will... read more

Reviewed 13 November 2017
Tim B
,
Gibsonville, North Carolina
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The remains of four British soldiers whose ship was sunk off the coast during World War II are buried here.
  • Excellent47%
  • Very good35%
  • Average17%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“u boat” (26 reviews)
“during wwii” (14 reviews)
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British Cemetery Road, Ocracoke, NC
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Reviewed 22 December 2017

We enjoy history, so we always research places before visiting. Not too far of the beaten path and very interesting.

Thank nursenyce
Reviewed 13 November 2017

It always amazes me about history. Go by here and check out some your country's History you will learn some interesting facts.

Thank Tim B
Reviewed 10 November 2017

In this hallowed ground, ceded to the UK, rest four crewmen from HMT Bedfordshire, sunk with all hands in May 1942 by a German U-boat. A Memorial Service is held each May by U.S. Coast Guard, who tend the Cemetery with the assistance of citizens...More

Thank FredBW
Reviewed 28 October 2017

Just four graves, but interesting cemetery given the location and circumstances of their deaths (German U Boat).

Thank markfarner58
Reviewed 20 October 2017 via mobile

There's not too much to review about The British Cemetery other than it is very old , and if you like historical things ( like myself ), it is interesting to see. Most of the headstones date back to the 1800s and are kinda hard...More

Thank kelstar4u
Reviewed 17 October 2017

Cemeteries are great snapshots of local history, and this one offers a reminder of WWII history and how close the war came to our shores.

Thank Maggie B
Reviewed 11 October 2017

Lots of Reflection on this small well kept cemetery. Nice history lesson for all. Quiet and quaint road

Thank OBXT
Reviewed 10 October 2017 via mobile

This small cemetery in an out-of-the-way spot on Ocracoke Island commemorates the British sailors who died in WWII after being torpedoed by a German sub off the coast of Ocracoke. Never forget!

Thank Charles C
Reviewed 10 October 2017 via mobile

Did not appreciate this small Cemetery until I visited the Local Ocracoke Museum and learned of all the ships and even small boats sunk by German U-boats during WWII off the Outer Banks. The four graves in the British Cemetery were among those war casualties...More

Thank PattiP313
Reviewed 10 October 2017

Fascinating history behind this cemetery. The British Flag flies above the graves. Very touching. The one place in America, I believe, there the land is owned by Great Britain.

Thank John C
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